From Russia... with love...

Russia has raised the fees on visas necessary to enter their country.

In the past you could buy a multiple entry visa good for three years for $193. 

Now, the same visa will set you back $303.  You can find cheaper visas for single entry for $123, or for double entry at $177.

You can find the official visa fees listed on the Russian Embassy’s website.  They don’t include the $33 visa center service fee, which there's no way to avoid, so don't forget to add that to your total.

Although the price increase is disappointing, I hear St. Petersburg is worth it!